Tom Cruise apparently injured performing ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ stunt

55-year-old actor is known for doing his own stunts

FILE PHOTO: Hollywood actor Tom Cruise speaks during a news conference for his movie "Edge of Tomorrow" in Tokyo, June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo

LOS ANGELES — Actor Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt on the set of the upcoming “Mission: Impossible 6,” causing production on the action film to go on hiatus while he recovers, Paramount Pictures said in a statement on Wednesday.

Paramount, a unit of Viacom, said the action movie remains on schedule to open on July 27, 2018.

Cruise, 55, who is known for doing his own stunts, was seen in a video on celebrity news website TMZ trying to jump between the roofs of two high-rise buildings and landing hard against a building wall, during filming in London at the weekend. He was later seen limping off the set.

Cruise is currently shooting the sixth installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise in London.

In the clip, Cruise, attached to a pulley system, can be seen limping after coming up short on his jump. After pulling himself onto the platform that he slammed into, the actor attempts to run, but stumbles. The crew then uses the pulley system to pull him back to the first platform, where they assist the actor off-camera. The extent of the injury are unclear.
Representatives for Cruise did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.

In addition to Cruise, “Mission: Impossible 6” also stars Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett and Alec Baldwin. Producers are J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.